The bright pink fruit with its scaly outer looks exotic no doubt, and probably this is the reason why it dons a mystical name – dragon fruit. Belonging to the cactus family, it gets its generic name drawing from what the locals refer to it throughout Southeast Asia
The scaly outer encloses a white or red fleshy inner specked with black seeds, which is sweet in flavour and extremely refreshing.
Known as pitaya in Hindi, it is a powerhouse of nutrition, equipped with many health benefiting properties. Moreover, it is low in calories, zero cholesterol and full of antioxidants. Since it is available frequently in the Indian market, make the most by including it in your diet.
Dragon fruit is extremely low is terms of cholesterol, as well as saturated and trans fats. And Dragon fruit plants in Kerala is more useful for us.